9th edition RECSM Summer Methods School 2022

On-site & Online

The Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) announces the 9th edition of the RECSM Summer Methods School (June 27 to July 15, 2022).


The RECSM Summer Methods School is a three-week intensive program covering diverse topics on survey methodology and advanced statistical analysis of survey data. Participants can create their own program choosing from 16 courses covering different topics.

All courses are taught by leading experts around the world. During the first week, we will offer five introductory courses including three on software programming in R, STATA & Phyton.

  • Target group: Professionals, Researchers, and Students, who wish to develop high-quality surveys and employ up-to-date statistical methods for survey data analyses. Potential attendees include survey practitioners, marketing professionals, social science students, and researchers.
  • Objective: To provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design surveys, implement statistical analyses and carry out quantitative research.
  • Format: Online & On-site

Courses (Calendar here)


Week 1- Introductory courses

June 27 to July 1
Format: online & on-site

  • STATA - Jordi Gumà
  • R -Toni Rodon
  • Python - Tom Paskhalis
  • Quantitative methods in social research - Burak Sonmez
  • Regression analysis - Daniele Toninelli

Week 2

July 4 to 8
online & on-site

  • Multilevel 1 (Introduction to multilevel models) - Carla Rampichini and Leonardo Grilli
  • Causal inference - Bruno Arpino
  • Structural Equation Modeling - Terrence D. Jorgensen
  • Longitudinal Panel Models with Structural Equations - Terrence D. Jorgensen

Week 3

July 11 to 15
online & on-site

  • Big Data: Computational Analysis of Text - Carlos Arcila
  • Machine Learning for Social Sciences - Christoph Kern
  • Experiments in Social Science: Survey experiments - Jordi Muñoz
  • Probability sampling methods - Tarek Al-Baghal
  • Questionnaire design - Diana Zavala-Rojas
  • Multilevel 2 (Analyzing Comparative Longitudinal Survey Data Using Multilevel Models) - Malcolm Fairbrother
  • Social Networks - Luca De Benedictis


Introductory course

Duration: 8 hours/2 days

Students: 125€
Researchers: 230€
Professionals: 300€

Regular course

Duration: 12 hours/3 days

Students: 275€
Researchers: 450€
Professionals: 550€

Regular course

Duration: 8 hours/2 days

Students: 200€
Researchers: 300€
Professionals: 450€



  • 5% early bird discount to those who pay before May 16th, 2022
  • 10% registering for at least 3 regular courses
  • 20% registering for at least 5 regular courses 
  • 25% UPF Members



Payment details

You can pay by bank transfer or with online payment.

The payment request with the payment details would be sent to the e-mail address you used in the online registration form.

​Cancellation Policy: All refund/cancellation requests must be provided via email to [email protected] and received prior to May 23, 2022. From May 24 cancellation will not be refunded.